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Lawmakers Push Pentagon on Reforms, AI, New Missiles

By Paul McLeary The push from Capitol Hill follows a year of the Pentagon promising to do more, and do it quickly, when it comes to developing and buying next-generation technologies. …read more From::...

Banning Autonomous Weapons Is Not the Answer

By jason.naselli 2 May 2018 Major Kathleen McKendrick Chief of General Staff (British Army) Visiting Fellow, International Security Department A simple ban of lethal autonomous systems, as advocated for by some states, misses the...

Has India blinked?

By Aakriti Bachhawat Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement that he plans to visit China for an ‘informal summit’ with President Xi Jinping is part of a ‘reset’ strategy vis-à-vis Beijing that New Delhi...

National security wrap

By Christopher Dixon, Jessica Clarence, Amelia Meurant-Tompkinson and Melissa Liberatore The beat Commemoration day for murder victim The UK Prime Minister has announced 22 April as a national day of commemoration for Stephen Lawrence....

Should Australia use blockchain in delivering humanitarian aid?

By Melissa Liberatore Australia, like many countries, provides overseas humanitarian assistance in times of humanitarian crises. As part of DFAT’s humanitarian strategy, Australia transfers money to Australian non-governmental organisations, international humanitarian agencies and UN...

How to negotiate with North Korea

By Brahma Chellaney North Korean leader Kim Jong‑un seems to be setting the stage for an historic deal with US President Donald Trump that would allow his country, like Myanmar and Vietnam, to reduce...

Japan Should Moderate Reaction to Russia’s Move in the South China Sea

By jason.naselli 25 April 2018 Hayato Hosoya Academy Fellow, International Security Department Moscow’s new agreement with Vietnam is not worth spoiling relations over. 2018-04-25-Gepard.jpg <img src="https://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/files/chathamhouse/styles/main_image_800x460/public/images/2018-04-25-Gepard.jpg?itok=O3s9jh9o" width="800" height="460" alt="The inauguration of a frigate built...

Do we need ‘command historians’ in the ADF?

By Tristan Moss American military historian Roger Spiller, delivering the keynote speech at the Society for Military History, argued that what Carl von Clausewitz and Hans Delbruck ‘had in mind’ when writing history ‘was...

Remembering Villers-Bretonneux: April 1918

By Patrick Walters In the spring of 1929 a group of British army officers made a study tour of the 1918 Somme battlefields from Villers-Bretonneux, astride the main road westward to Amiens, and then...

House Lawmakers Close Pentagon Budget Hearing to the Public

By Caroline Houck, Defense One Mattis and Dunford have open hearings at the Armed Services Committees, but will talk over their $686.1 billion request with House appropriators in private. …read more From:: Government Executive...

Senate Panel Narrowly Approves Pompeo for Secretary of State

By Russell Berman, The Atlantic After a last-minute flip by Senator Rand Paul, President Trump’s pick for secretary of state wins approval from the Foreign Relations Committee despite opposition from Democrats. …read more From::...

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